Beauty

Chantelle Otten’s Latest, Hair-Centric Ambassador Role Has Heads Turning

It’s spicy, shiny and oozing with glamour...

By ELLE + Kérastase
It's Chantelle Otten's world, and we're just living in it.
You might recognise her as the blue-haired, award-winning sexologist and champion for building and boosting women's confidence.
Now, the sex and relationship expert has taken on a new role as the ambassador for Kérastase's Chroma Absolu Collection—and to celebrate, she's undergone a colourful hair transformation to match her anything-but-beige personality.
The completely customisable collection is made to support the hair fibre from the inside out, so you can colour it any way you want. Just like Chantelle, you're free to experiment with your hair while the collection cares for its health.
We caught up with the new face of Kérastase to discuss her switch from moody blue to fiery, feisty red.

Time For Change

Of her new look, Chantelle says it was "time for a change". Custom suit by Anna Cordell.
While Chantelle loved her signature blue locks, she felt the look had run its course.
"It was fun, but I had damaged it with home bleach and packet mixes," she told ELLE Australia.
"It was time for a change…a big one!
"I wanted to get my energy back, because I was feeling a little flat and bored with my look. It wasn't giving me the energy it used to, and I really wanted to feel confident."
She also shared that getting her hair back to being healthy, shiny, and strong was a top priority—a process which required a lot of trust and patience.

Back To Health

Chantelle's colour-change journey didn't happen overnight—she worked with a Kérastase's award-winning stylists—Australian Colourist of the Year 2021, Danni Solier, and Australian Hairdresser of the Year 2020, Jamie Furlan—from LNDN Hair, to bring her hair back to health.
It all started by getting Kérastase Fusio-Dose in-salon treatments for about five weeks. The concentrated, nourishing treatment was focused on restoring the hair from previous colour damage and allowing it to build hydration and strength before the colour change.
The Fusio-Dose treatment is for use post-colour and between colour services, and recovers the hair fibre from colour damage, for a healthier colour (and as a bonus, shine and brightness).
Chantelle complemented the treatments by sticking to the Kérastase regime the LNDN team had prescribed, continuing to build strength at home.
The Kérastase Chroma Absolu collection is perfect to rebuild and maintain the strength of your hair before and after any colour service, maintaining that salon glow.
With a skincare-inspired approach to building and maintaining the health of your hair, the Chroma Absolu collection has options to bathe, treat and prime your hair. Using a strategic suite of powerful acids—tartaric, amino, and lactic—known for their healing properties, the formulas penetrate the fibre to the core, working to rebuild the strands and shielding them from environmental aggressors.
At the same time, the products work to boost shine and reduce frizz, removing the fear of damage caused by hair colour treatments so you can feel free to colour your hair (and your world) whatever shade you desire.
"We had to cleanse the hair to get the blue out… but when it was gone, we were left with hair that was quite healthy because of all the treatments we had done and products I'd used!" Chantelle said.
"I now have this shiny, healthy, and beautiful red hair that I am in love with.
"I'm really feeling myself!"
With healthy and fiery red hair, the new Kérastase ambassador says she feels ready to take on anything life throws at her.

The Result

With healthy hair that matches her colourful personality, Chantelle feels like she's on track for a good hair day every day.
"I feel like I can take on the world when I have a good hair day," she said.
"I feel so much more confident with my new look, and my hair feels amazing. The Kérastase Chroma Absolu products allow me to maintain my new colour and at the same time really helped to build strength and health back into my hair, and I am so grateful for that.
"The colour suits me so well and I'm just in love with it! I feel confident, sexy, and ready to take on anything that comes my way."
And on that, we couldn't agree more.
Brought to you by Kérastase.